Premiere Vision NY:  New Brands, New Business

Premiere Vision NY: New Brands, New Business

As an increasing number of new brands are coming into the market, they are opening up new business opportunities for mills. This was good news for exhibitors at Premiere Vision New York (January 16-17, 2018), who told Inside Fashion that these news brands were becoming an important source of new orders.“There are a lot of new, independent brands coming into the market.  Independent designers are always looking for something different so this is a big chance for us. We’re very go...
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KINGPINS NEW YORK:  Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

KINGPINS NEW YORK: Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

There’s a reason that the denim industry loves Kingpins and it’s not just the friendly, fun atmosphere or the range of international mills on display.  It’s the fact that the show’s organizers clearly care about the ‘customer experience’ they are offering visitors and exhibitors, and continue to finds ways to make each show just that much better – in ways that buyers and suppliers actually find meaningful.  Expanded trend displays and qual...
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Global Sources:  Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

Global Sources: Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

"At the moment, Japan market is our fastest growing market," said Lisa Wang, sales manager at Wuxi Rising Textile Co., Ltd. “We were experiencing some challenges in the US market. At the moment, the EU and Japan are still doing pretty well," added Content Chen, general manager at Changshu Life Home Textile Industry Co., Ltd.
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Make It Faster!

Spinexpo Shanghai: Make It Faster!

Spinners realize that speed has become the dealmaker, for all segments of the market. The knitwear sector remains energetic, with continual innovation.  At the same time, an increasing number of mills are offering stock service, and are expanding their offering to include a wider range of colors and qualities.At Spinexpo Shanghai (August 29-31), both mills and buyers were enthusiastic about the new season, although you could still sense strains of caution as mills waited for sample ord...
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Kingpins China City Tour:  There’s No Place Like Home

Kingpins China City Tour: There’s No Place Like Home

Mills are starting appreciate that they have a huge market right in their own backyard.All of a sudden the China market is getting serious attention from international denim mills and local denim exporters.  After years of being shunned in favor foreign markets, mills are starting realize that there truly might be ‘no place like home.’Lackluster sales in the traditional markets has made the China market increasingly appealing.  Mills said that after a few years of declining...
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China Mfg:  Moving Up and Moving Out

China Mfg: Moving Up and Moving Out

Chinese suppliers have come to realize that the only way out is up. Even the most volume-driven, mass-market suppliers have realized there is no future in making basic products in China. Increasingly, we see suppliers trying to upgrade their products and moving up the value in China, but now even in Southeast Asian countries as well.Today we see suppliers trying to add value or make a better version of their existing products in order to appeal to a higher market.Performance is one of the k...
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Spinexpo Paris:  Better Yarns Find a Strong Market in Europe

Spinexpo Paris: Better Yarns Find a Strong Market in Europe

Not surprisingly, Europe is the top market for better yarn suppliers, with buyers valuing quality and innovation (and are willing to pay more to get it).  So it was also not surprising that Spinexpo Paris (July 3-5, 2017) drew strong visitor attendance, especially from Germany, the UK and Scandinavia, as well as of course from France.The fair, which features commercially viable fashion yarns, seemed to offer buyers what they were looking for. "Some new customers are coming and the...
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New York is About Niches

New York is About Niches

New brands are starting to fill in void that is being left as big buyers reduce orders. Mills came to New York this summer hoping to connect with American power buyers (those mega brands and retailers who can place those sought after volume orders), but what they found was a growing market of small to medium sized brands.That was not necessarily bad news.  For those mills that thrive on volume business, the summer fairs were a disappointment. But for an increasing number who are starti...
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Paris Mode City:  ‘Better’ is Back in Style

Paris Mode City: ‘Better’ is Back in Style

The thrill of buying cheap products is starting to fade – which has meant better business for EU brands.It was refreshing to visit a trade fair where no one was focusing on price!  While price is still a factor, an important one for the mass-market sector, at least in Europe it is not the dealmaker (or deal breaker) that it is elsewhere in the world.Instead, the European brands are increasingly leveraging their expertise in creativity and quality to beat the market.  But will con...
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Blossom PV:  High End Mills See an Improving Market

Blossom PV: High End Mills See an Improving Market

Blossom Premiere Vision (Paris, July 4-5, 2017) kicked off the AW’18/19 fabric season with a positive vibe as mills said that they were optimistic about the coming season.Most mills agreed that business has been slowly improving over the past few seasons and that this is likely to continue.  So while no one was expecting a boom year, there was a quiet confidence that the market has stabilized and is now moving forward.“I have no complaints.  Compared with last year, things ...
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Upcoming Trade Fairs

Pitti Immagine UOMO

09 Jan, 2018 — 12 Jan, 2018   
Pitti Immagine UOMO
Event details

International high-end menswear brands

Tel: +39-055-36931

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    09 Jan, 2018 — 12 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Retail’s Big Show

14 Jan, 2018 — 16 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Retail Conference & Expo featuring software systems for inventory management

Tel: 202-783-7971

www.nrf.com

 

  • Date
    14 Jan, 2018 — 16 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    655 W 34th St New York New York United States

Jacob K. Javits Center

Hong Kong Fashion Week

15 Jan, 2018 — 18 Jan, 2018   
Event details

A place to source apparel production featuring garment and knitwear manufacturers

www.hktdc.com/hkfashionweekfw

  • Date
    15 Jan, 2018 — 18 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

Premiere Vision New York

16 Jan, 2018 — 17 Jan, 2018   
Premiere Vision New York
Event details

Fashion fabrics for European mills

Tel: +1 (646) 351-1942

Email: pvusa@premierevision.com

www.premierevision-newyork.com

 

  • Date
    16 Jan, 2018 — 17 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    715 12th Ave New York New York United States

Pier 94

Pitti Immagine Bimbo

18 Jan, 2018 — 20 Jan, 2018   
Pitti Immagine Bimbo
Event details

Children’s fashion brands

 

Tel: +39-055-36931

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/bimbo.html

  • Date
    18 Jan, 2018 — 20 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Who’s Next

19 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Urbanwear

Tel: (33) 1 40137474

Email: info@whosnext-tradeshow.com

www.whosnext-tradeshow.com

  • Date
    19 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    1 Place de la Porte de Versailles Paris France

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

Salon de la Lingerie & Interfiliere

20 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Lingerie, Beachwear and Activewear - Finished garments & Materials

 

Tel: 33 -01-4756 3232

Email: lingerie-paris@la-federation.com

www.eurovet.com

  • Date
    20 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    1 Place de la Porte de Versailles Paris France

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

Texworld USA

22 Jan, 2018 — 24 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Apparel fabrics for the mainstream market

Tel: +1 770 984 8016

Email: twusainfousa.messefrankfurt.com

www.texworldusa.com

 

  • Date
    22 Jan, 2018 — 24 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    655 W 34th St New York New York United States

Jacob K. Javits Center

Pitti Immagine Filati

24 Jan, 2018 — 26 Jan, 2018   
Pitti Immagine Filati
Event details

Fashion yarns for knitwear

Tel: +39-055-36931

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    24 Jan, 2018 — 26 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

ISPO Beijing

24 Jan, 2018 — 27 Jan, 2018   
ISPO Beijing
Event details

Active Sportswear & Equipment

Email: lu@ispo.com

www.ispo.com

  • Date
    24 Jan, 2018 — 27 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    10号-6 邮政编码, Ke Xue Yuan Nan Li Dong Jie, AoYunCun, Chaoyang Qu Beijing China

China National Convention Center

Fashion Week Madrid

25 Jan, 2018 — 29 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Spanish fashion brands

www.ifema.es/mercedesbenzfwm_01

  • Date
    25 Jan, 2018 — 29 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    Av. Partenón, 5, Madrid Spain

IFEMA - Feria de Madrid

ISPO

28 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018   
ISPO
Event details

Active Sports Apparel & Equipment

Email:  visitorservice@ispo.com

www.ispo.com

  • Date
    28 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    Hall C3, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Munich Germany

Messe Munchen International

StyleMax

28 Jan, 2018 — 30 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Lifestyle fashion and accessories

www.stylemaxonline.com

  • Date
    28 Jan, 2018 — 30 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago Illinois United States

Chicago Merchandise Mart

Munich Fabric Start

29 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018   
Munich Fabric Start
Event details

Fashion fabrics

Tel: +49 (0) 89-45-22-47

Email: cg@munichfabricstart.com

www.munichfabricstart.com

  • Date
    29 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    M, O, C & Zenith Halle Lilienthalallee 40 & 29 Munich Germany

Munchner Order Center